Gutter Helmet Frequently Asked Questions

At Gutter Helmet of the Pikes Peak Region, we understand the importance of finding the right solution for your home’s gutter system. Our team is committed to addressing your concerns and providing reliable answers to your questions. Our Gutter Helmet products have earned the satisfaction of countless homeowners due to their adaptability and performance in any weather condition. We recognize that you may have specific inquiries, and we’re here to provide you with the most commonly asked questions and informative answers. This way, you can make an informed decision that best suits your home’s needs.

Gutter Helmet® is a patented gutter protection system that installs right over your existing gutters. It blocks leaves, pine needles and other debris out of your gutters while allowing rainwater to flow into your gutters freely. This revolutionary system protects your home from the harmful effects of clogged gutters, built up of rainwater, and insect infestation.

Gutter Helmet® guarantees that you’ll never have to clean your gutters again. You’ll never have to worry about getting on that ladder again. Gutter Helmet® is the superior gutter protection system on the market. Gutter Helmet® is engineered to last a lifetime. That’s why we back it up with a lifetime warranty. More homes are protected by Gutter Helmet® than by any other gutter protection product!

One of the key features that sets Gutter Helmet apart from other gutter protection systems is the use of durable aluminum panels. Unlike gutter screens, filters, or other inexpensive and ineffective gutter protection systems, Gutter Helmet’s aluminum panels are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, resist rust, warping and other forms of damage due to weather.

The panels are also custom-fitted to the specific measurements of your gutter system, ensuring a perfect fit and maximum protection. Most important, Gutter Helmet’s panels feature a unique “nose-forward” design that helps to channel water into the gutter, while preventing debris from entering the system. This design helps to improve the overall effectiveness of the gutter protection system and minimize the need for cleaning and maintenance.

Yes, Gutter Helmet can be installed on existing gutters. The installation process involves attaching a series of brackets to the existing gutters, which then holds the durable Gutter Helmet cover in place. This cover is designed to prevent debris from entering the gutters, while still allowing water to flow over the panel directly into the gutter.

This installation can be done on nearly any types of gutters including metal, aluminum, copper. In addition to gutter material, Gutter Helmet’s unique bracket system allow for its’ panels to be mounted on a variety of gutter styles/shapes including 5- or 6-inch gutters, K-style gutters, U-shape/half round gutters, box gutters, old gothic gutters, and facia mounted gutters. If you’re not sure which style of gutters are on your home and if Gutter Helmet would be compatible with them, reach out to us to find out!

Gutters become useless when they become clogged with leaves and debris. Clogged gutters can rot and damage your home, lawn, basement or foundation and landscaping. Gutter Helmet®‘s secret is the principle of surface tension. Hold a glass under a running faucet and you can see surface tension at work. The water flows around the outside of the glass. Similarly, water clings to your Gutter Helmet® as it flows down the roof, flowing freely into your gutters. Pine needles, leaves, and other debris, however, fall to the ground below. Your gutters stay open and clear, with no work on your part!

The benefits of installing Gutter Helmet® over your gutters are many: Keeps your gutters clear from clogs; Ensures that dirt, leaves, needles, and debris roll off of your roof and stay out of your gutters; Deters infestation of birds, animals, and insects; Protects your home’s foundation and landscaping by properly directing rainwater away from your home; Protects against harmful mold, mildew and rot caused by water gathering in your gutters and seeping under your fascia and eaves.

And perhaps most importantly, Gutter Helmet® keeps you off of that dangerous ladder!

Installation cost depends on a few factors: the number of stories of your home; the need for special equipment to perform the installation (due to the lay of the land or other variables); the condition of your roof; any fascia repair and replacement; the overall length of all of your gutters; and the number of corners on your home.

After inspecting your home, your Gutter Helmet® technician will provide a firm quote. All installations include an inspection and tune-up of your existing gutters – cleaning, sealing, re-pitching and adding hangers as needed.

Easy – because you’ll never have to clean your gutters again! You avoid the stress of cleaning gunk-filled gutters yourself or hiring someone to do it for you. No more need for you or someone else to risk climbing a shaky ladder. You avoid overflowing gutters, which can lead to rotting fascia boards and soffit, damaging your foundation, basement, crawl spaces and walls. Never again will rainwater destroy your landscaping by pouring off your roof.

So, stop worrying about your gutters, and start enjoying the peace of mind that a maintenance-free Gutter Helmet® system provides.

No. Our installation methods have been evaluated and approved by the major roofing manufacturers. Gutter Helmet® is installed professionally by experts, using the industry’s highest quality poly-butyl sealant. You can rest easy knowing your roof and your roof warranty are safe with us.

Gutter Helmet is designed to work with a variety of roof types, including shingle, tile, metal, and flat roofs. However, it’s important to check the compatibility of Gutter Helmet with your specific roof type while talking with one of our sales representatives. Contact us if you have any questions about compatibility with your roof type and we will be happy to inspect how the installation can be tailored toward it! 

The big difference is that other gutter protection products, like screens or grates, have vertical slots, louvers or other openings. No matter what, these openings allow leaves and debris to clog your gutters.

On the other hand, Gutter Helmet®‘s unique, multi-patented design has no vertical openings that can allow debris to enter your gutters. Gravity causes leaves and debris to fall harmlessly to the ground, while water surface tension causes water to flow around the exclusive cover design and back into your gutters.

No. Gutter Helmet® is engineered to work with any roof despite the degree of pitch, from flat to vertical. Water will easily flow into your gutters, regardless of the pitch of your roof.

Very Strong! Gutter Helmet® has a patented horizontal-rib design, engineered specifically for strength. Gutter Helmet® is the only system available that installs over reinforced heavy gauge brackets; these brackets actually strengthen and support your gutters.

Gutter Helmet® is essentially invisible because it is designed to blend to your roof. You can choose among several colors to match that of your roof shingles. Check out our colors!

Gutter Helmet® can support up to 22 inches of rain per hour. That’s double the amount of rainfall that has ever been recorded by the U.S. Weather Bureau.

Gutter Helmet® is engineered to handle the heaviest snowfalls. Thousands of installations in such snowy states as Colorado, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire are witnesses to the load-bearing capability of our system.

In colder months, clogged gutters can become frozen and turn into a solid block of heavy ice and debris. This can cause gutters to buckle and pull away from your house. An ice dam is a buildup of ice under the roof edge. The ice eventually creeps up under the shingles and warps them. Further damage can lead to rotting roof rafters and interior leaks. Faulty insulation and or poor attic ventilation is the root cause of ice dams.

Certain Gutter Helmet dealers can install a self-regulating heat cable that can mitigate ice dams and frozen gutters. Additionally, Gutter Helmet®‘s patented brackets are specifically designed to carry and conceal the heat cable. Ask your local dealer about this special service.

Our expert installers first clean, seal, check and adjust the alignment of your gutter system, where necessary. Then we custom-fit your Gutter Helmet® to your home with heavy gauge, reinforced support brackets. Gutter Helmet® panels are individually prepared and secured over your full-sized gutters.

Our installers mount your Gutter Helmet® under or over your roof shingles, depending on the construction of your roof. After completion and final inspection, your home and your property are restored to their original condition. Generally, we can complete your installation in one day.

We warrant Gutter Helmet® for life. Not only does Gutter Helmet come with a performance and material warranty for the homeowner’s lifetime, but it is also transferable to the second homeowner. This is why we call it the Triple Performance Lifetime Warranty.

No. When your Gutter Helmet® installers arrive, they’ll first clean out any leaves and debris remaining in your gutters. This gutter cleaning is complimentary, and is the last you’ll ever need.

Gutter Helmet is designed to reduce the need for gutter cleaning and maintenance. However, it is still important to periodically inspect the system to ensure that it is functioning properly. This can be done by visually inspecting the gutters and the Gutter Helmet cover for any signs of damage or wear. If any issues are found, Gutter Helmets they should be reported to the company for warranty claim. In addition, it is recommended to clean the Gutter Helmet cover with a soft-bristle brush and a mild detergent when necessary.

If you’re contemplating investing in Gutter Helmet products for your home, the team at Gutter Helmet of the Pikes Peak Region is ready to assist you. Learn More about Gutter Helmet or Schedule an appointment with us, and we’ll show you how Gutter Helmet can work for your unique home.